Impacting Sports

The motto of NAGA is Educate NOT Eradicate. NAGA opposes Indian “mascots’ in the classic sense of an individual dressed in Indian regalia, parading along the sideline or playing field. We do support all Native themed sports teams, and encourage the preservation of respectful Native American names and logos. We further encourage teams with an overtly “cartoonish” logo or anything that could easily be construed as disrespectful, to adapt their imagery to something dignified and regionally appropriate.